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City Paper This Week: What Happened to Tyree Woodson?

City Paper This Week (Credit: City Paper)May 24, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted the newest episode of our regular feature City Paper This Week. I talked with City Paper Editor-at-Large Baynard Woods about his article this week on the Baltimore City Police Southwestern District, where the police claim a man named Tyree Woodson shot himself while in a holding cell in 2014.


Remembrance of Richard Collins III

Richard Collins III (Credit: Heavy)May 24, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a panel discussion on the tragic story straight from the headlines: the murder of Richard Collins III at the University of Maryland (College Park) over this past weekend. Police charged a 22-year old white University of Maryland Student, allegedly a member of a racist Facebook group, with the murder.

With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial AmericaSam Christian Holmes, community artist/activist; and Chris Merriam, freelance writer and former Executive Director of Bikemore.


Heart of the School Awards: Honoring of Recipients

May 24, 2017 – Segment 1

We honored some very special and important members of our community: School Principals. We talk with Baltimore City School Principals who won the Heart of the School Awards in a ceremony Monday evening. With: Roger Schulman, President of Fund for Educational Excellence, host of the Awards; and Tammatha Woodhouse, Principal of Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood.


Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Malcolm XMay 23, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a very special Marc Steiner Show archive edition: A panel discussion we recorded at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in May 2011 about Manning Marable, the scholar who died just days before his groundbreaking – but controversial – biography,  Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was published.

To examine Marable’s work and honor his life we put together a panel of leading thinkers with: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, contributing editor of The New Republic, and contributing editor of ESPN’s The Undefeated website; Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, where she is Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding Director of the Anna Julia Cooper CenterSherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; and Dr. Lester Spence, Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.
Manning Marable was a professor at Columbia University and the Director of its Center for Contemporary Black History.

Local News Roundtable: Civilian Review Boards and Baltimore Schools

Catherine Pugh (Credit: Baltimore Sun)May 22, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where we discussed topics that such as: who makes development decisions, the future of Baltimore’s schools, and the promise of a Civilian Review Board.

With: Dana Peterson Moore, community activist, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former Chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Ray Kelly, Director of Community Relations at the No Boundaries Coalition; and longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President.


National News Roundtable: Trump and Suadi Arabia

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We hosted a National News Roundtable, and discussed Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and much more.

With: Dana Peterson Moore, community activist, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former Chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Bill Fletcher Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.


Martin and Malcolm

May 19, 2017 – Segment 2 American civil rights leader Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) laughs as he relaxes on a couch in a wood-panelled room, March 1964. (Photo by Truman Moore/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

We bring you a special 2-hour archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2007, Martin and Malcolm: One Vision – Two Voices. This event was produced in cooperation with the Maryland Humanities Council, and I moderated a discussion between the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., portrayed by actor Bill Grimmette, and Malcolm X, portrayed by actor Charles Everett Pace. The program was recorded before a live audience at the Baltimore Museum of Art.


Tengella’s Take

May 19, 2017 – Segment 1 Koli Tengella (Credit: Examiner)

We have the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


ARCHIVE: Food Sovereignty and the Uprising

May 18, 2017 – Segment 3

We broadcast a special 2015 episode of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites: The Baltimore Uprising and Food Sovereignty. Our panel of guests examines the connection between food insecurity in Baltimore and what has come to be known as the Baltimore Uprising, the demonstrations and violence that occurred after the death of Freddie Gray. We begin the discussion with Michael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways and blogger at Afroculinaria. And then we continue this topic with a number of young farmers who joined us for a roundtable discussion: Walker Marsh, Founder and owner of the Flower Factory; Sache Jones, former Food Justice Consultant for the Park Heights Community Health Alliance and Manager of the AFYA Community Teaching Garden in Park Heights; and Blain Snipstal, returning generation farmer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland at Black Dirt Farm.

ARCHIVE: Historian Lauren Coodley on Upton Sinclair

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We explore the life of an often overlooked but extremely important social and political figure, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Upton Sinclair. We will talk with author and historian Lauren Coodley, who wrote the book Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual.


Turning Protest to Policy

May 18, 2017 – Segment 1 

A. Adar Ayira joins us to let us know about an important event happening tomorrow evening, Moving from Protests to Policy: Making Advocacy Count: 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up. Ayira is Director of Programs for the More in the Middle Initiative at Associated Black Charities and Facilitator and Analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a Program of Fusion Partnerships.
Moving from Protests to Policy: Making Advocacy Count: 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up will take place Thursday May 18 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, 11 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore MD 21201.

City Paper this Week: Sizzling Summer Issue

May 17, 2017 – Segment 5

We wrap our show with our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talks with City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about the Sizzling Summer Issue!


The King of Howard Street

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We bring you a preview of a special production that begins a 3-weekend run on Thursday, May 18, at the Annex Theatre: The King of Howard Street. The play tells the real-life story of Anthony Williams, an amazingly resilient and talented individual who lived in abandoned buildings up and down Howard Street for over 20 years. With: Roz Cauthe, who directed the play, and Anthony Williams.


Sean Gallagher: WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

Ransomware (Credit: WPTA)May 17, 2017 – Segment 2

Sean Gallagher, IT Editor at Ars Technica, joined us to talk about the WannaCry ransomware virus that attacked companies and and governments in 150 countries on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Democracy In Crisis: Russian Secrets and Chelsea Manning

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On this week’s episode, the Democracy in Crisis team talk first about the secrets Trump shared with Russian diplomats. Then, they are joined by Evan Greer, Campaign Director of Fight for the Future, and a close friend and supporter of Chelsea Manning to talk about what Manning’s release from prison.

 


The History of Black People and Baseball

May 16, 2017 – Segment 2 

We take a look at baseball and African Americans. With: Juan Waters is Co-Founder and Assistant Coach of the Baltimore Dodgers; Milton Kent, freelance journalist and Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University; Imam Earl El-Amin, resident imam of the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore and former baseball player; and Derrick Brown, founder and coach of the Baltimore Dodgers, part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate League.

Public Safety In Baltimore

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

May 16, 2017 – Segment 1

We examine the crisis in public safety in Baltimore. With: Nicole Hanson, Board President of Out for Justice and Re-Entry Program Coordinator for Strong City Baltimore; Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; and Clayton Guyton, Executive Director of the Rose Street Community Center and former correctional officer.

Lawrence Burney on Young Moose

May 15, 2017 – Segment 3 

We finish the show with a conversation with True Laurels writer and editor Lawrence Burney about his article for Noisey, “How a Dirty Baltimore Cop’s Vendetta Derailed a Promising Rapper’s Career.”


Lea Gilmore: A Saturday Night Juke Joint

Lea Gilmore (Credit: Everyman Theater Event Page)May 15, 2017 – Segment 2

I checked in with human rights activist and world-renowned Blues and Gospel singer Lea Gilmore about her event at the Creative Alliance on Saturday, May 20: Lea Gilmore with the Juke Joint Allstars!!

National News Roundtable: James Comey and Trump

May 15, 2017 – Segment 1

We begin the week with a National News Roundtable, topics to include the latest on Donald Trump and James Comey. With: conservative activist and attorney Darlene Kennedy, who has served as Visiting Professor of Law at Widener University, Howard University, Catholic University, and the University of Baltimore; Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University o
f Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Dr. Matthew Crenson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.


The Legend John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

John Coletrain (Credit The Key XPN)May 12, 2017 – Segment 3

In light of the fact that a new documentary about the life of John Coltrane, Chasing Trane, opened in Baltimore, we listened back to the Steiner Show archives about the life and legacy of this jazz great.
We first examined John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. Coltrane recorded this classic album in 1964. We discussed the lasting impact of that album with: Robert Shahid, jazz drummer and co-host of The Baltimore Blend on WEAA; Doc Manning, host of In the Tradition on WEAA; Nasar Abadey, drummer, composer, and percussion instructor at the Peabody Institute; Lewis Porter, jazz pianist, composer, Professor of Music at Rutgers University, Founder and Director of the Master’s Program in Jazz History and Research, and author of John Coltrane: His Life and Music; and Marcellus “The Bassman” Shepard, host of In the Groove on WEAA and co-host of the nationally syndicated Cool Jazz Countdown.
Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery also shared an appreciation and review of Coltrane’s Offering: Live at Temple University. The recording documents one of Coltrane’s final concerts on November 11, 1966, and offers a glimpse of where he was heading musically in the final months of his life.

Tavis Smiley: Donald Trump and The Resistance

Tavis Smiley (Credit: Twitter Personal)May 12, 2017 – Segment 2

Author, political commentator, entrepreneur, and advocate Tavis Smiley joined me and talked about two recent articles he wrote: one about Donald Trump and the resistance, and one about James Comey. Smiley is the host and managing editor of the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS and on PRI. He discussed his article in Time Magazine called “Andrew Jackson Is the Perfect Icon of Selfishness for Trump” and one for PRI called “Democrats now have a ‘soft spot’ for Comey? Are you kidding?


Tengella’s Take: White Supremacy and Being African

tengellaMay 12, 2017 – Segment 1

We host the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Baltimore and Beyond

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We discussed sexual assault and domestic violence in Baltimore and beyond.
With: Kiara James, on the leadership team for FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and the Monument Square, and student at Morgan State University; and Rebecca Nagle, co-founder of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture.

Dani McClain on LARCs and Teen Pregnancy

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We re-broadcast an episode from 2015 where we discuss long-acting contraception and teen pregnancy with Dani McClain, The Nation magazine contributing writer and Fellow at the Nation Institute, where she focuses on race and reproductive justice. McClain‘s article, “The Birth Control Revolution,” appears in the November 16 edition of The Nation.


Shibley Telhami: Public Opinion on Israel and Palestine

May 11, 2017 – Segment 2

We talked with Dr. Shibley Telhami, The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, about a poll he co-commissioned with Stella Rouse by Nielsen Scarborough about foreign policy, with more than 2,000 respondents. We discuss public opinion on Israel and Palestine.


Democracy in Crisis: Firing of James Comey

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We begin the show with the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis. Co-host Baynard Woods and I talk with independent print and media journalist Mark Trahant about Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Mark Trahant writes at TrahantReports.com and is a faculty member at the University of North Dakota where he is the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism. Earlier this month, he became a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Mark Gunnery for the Center for Emerging Media.


City Paper This Week: Brick by Brick

Baltimore Brigade (Credit: City Paper)May 10, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted our regular segment City Paper This Week. Editor at Large Baynard Woods and Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery talked about this week’s issue.


John Waters: Directors Cut

John WatersMay 10, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: My hilarious 1998 interview with the one and only John Waters! We talked about his book Director’s Cut.


Democracy in Crises: The Latest on Trump

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We hosted our latest episode of Democracy in CrisisBaynard Woods and I talked about the latest news around Donald Trump. Woods is reporter for The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper.

Democracy in Crisis is produced by Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media.


Automation, NAFTA, and the Loss of US Jobs

John R. MacArthur (Credit: Authors Guild)May 10, 2017 – Segment 1

I had an insightful interview with John R. “Rick” MacArthur, President and Publisher of Harper’s Magazine, about his recent article for The Spectator, “The Democrats Divided: How the bickering US left could gift Donald Trump a second term as president.”


Dr. Daniel J. Siegel: On The Mind and Being Human

The Mind (Credit: Linked book site)May 9, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a fascinating interview with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, about his book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator of the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, and executive director at the Mindsight Institute.


Local News Roundtable: Housing and Rent Court

Public Housing in BaltimoreMay 9, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a local news roundtable, focusing on housing and rent court.

With: Doug Donovan, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who wrote “Dismissed: Low-income renters in Baltimore become migrants in their own city;” Jeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; Althea Saunders Rannier, Director of the Center For Working Families at Bon Secours Community Works; and Zafar Shah, Attorney at the Public Justice Center.


Black Panther and The Crew #1

Black Panther Comic (Credit: Marvel Comics}May 8, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted my conversation with Denzel Mitchell and Kalima Young on Black people and Black superheroes in the Marvel Universe, in light of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new comic book release Black Panther and the Crew.

Denzel Mitchell is a farmer, educator, and food justice advocate. Kalima Young is a Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and PhD candidate in American Studies at University of Maryland.


The Ballad of Black Tom: Tribute and Criticism of H.P. Lovecraft

Victor LaValle (Credit: Whiting Foundation)May 8, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a wonderful interview with author Victor LaValle about his fascinating and powerful book The Ballad of Black Tom, which is both a tribute to and a criticism of the writing of science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft. The book tells the story of a young Black man from Harlem in 1924 and addresses racism, police brutality, and cosmic terror.


National News Roundtable: The AHCA and The French Election

Macron (Credit: Fox News)May 8, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, where we discussed the passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the French Election results, and much more.

With: Dr. Jack Fruchtman, Jr., Professor of Political Science, Director of the Program in Law and American Civilization, and Director of University Prelaw Advising at Towson University; Sarah Posner, Investigative Fund reporter and winner of a Sidney Award from the Sidney Hillman Foundation; and Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland.


Black Panther and the Crew #1: Black Superheroes in Marvel

Black Panther Comic (Credit: Marvel Comics}May 3, 2017 – Segment 1

We had a conversation about the new comic book Black Panther and the Crew #1, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I talked with Denzel Mitchell and Kalima Young, who discussed Black people and Black superheroes in the Marvel Universe.

Denzel Mitchell is a farmer, educator, and food justice advocate. Kalima Young is a Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and PhD candidate in American Studies at University of Maryland.


Walter Mosley: An UNtopia Future For Society

Folding Red Into The Black (Credit: Amazon)May 1, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted an interview from last fall with Walter Mosley about his newly published book, Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable UNtopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century.

Mosley is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


I Am The Change: Youth Empowerment

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We hosted a preview event happening this weekend: I am the Change, Youth Empowerment Conference.  With: Knicole Taylor, Executive Director of Empowering Minds of Maryland Youth; and Derek Chase, Founder of Stand Up Baltimore.
The Youth Empowerment Conference takes place Saturday, April 29, at Poly-Western High School, from 10am to 3pm. The Conference is organized by Stand Up Baltimore and Empowering the Minds of Maryland’s Youth. For more information click here.

Democracy In Crisis: Baltimore Uprising, Two Years Later

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We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in CrisisBaynard Woods and I talked with D. Watkins about the 2-year anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising. Watkins is columnist for Salon.com, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Baltimore, Founder of the BMORE Writers Project, and author of The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media.


3 Dot Zine and Kahlon: Abdu Ali and Devin N. Morris

Kahlon & 3Dot Zine: The Cut Up Series III, Brown Paper Zine Fair (Credit: Event Fb Page)April 28, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a preview of The Cut Up Series Part III, Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair taking place this weekend. With: artist Devin N. Morris who runs 3 Dot Zine; and music artist and curator Abdu Ali, founder of Kahlon, the Agency.

3 Dot Zine and Kahlon, The Agency present The Cut Up Series Part III, Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair, April 29 and 30 at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center. The Baltimore edition of the fair will provide a platform for Zine makers and artists of color in Baltimore to centralize their works in a welcoming environment alongside creators of color from around the country.
Click here for more information.
For general inquiries or questions contact info4kahlon@gmail.com or 3dotzine@gmail.com

The 19th Maryland Film Festival: Theater Tour with Founding Director

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We took an audio tour of the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre, home of the Maryland Film Festival, with the Festival’s Founding Director Jed Dietz.

The 19th Annual Maryland Film Festival will take place May 3rd-7th, 2017. Click here for more information and tickets.

Tengella’s Take: Global Warming

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We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment Tengella’s Take, with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Shared Weight: Woody’s Journal

Woody Curry (credit: Transom.com)April 27, 2017 – Segment 3

We took time to remember Woody Curry, who passed away on Easter. We heard Woody’s Journal, a powerful episode from our series Shared Weight on the Viet Nam War and the lives of the men and women involved. Woody was a Viet Nam veteran and former Clinical Director at The Baltimore Station. He developed one of the most unique and successful programs to address addiction in the country.


Dr. Benjamine Barber: If Mayors Ruled The World

Dr. Benjamin Barber (Credit: Dr. Barber's Site) April 27, 2017 – Segment 2

We honored Dr. Benjamin Barber, who died this past Sunday, by replaying my 2014 conversation with him in which he talked about this book If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities. Ben was a distinguished Senior Fellow at the Fordham Law School Urban Consortium, Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors, Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, and the author of a number of books and articles.


Democracy In Crisis: Dissaray at 100 Days

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We hosted the latest episode of Democracy in CrisisBaynard Woods and I talked with Imara Jones about the new direction of the Democratic Party and the state of the Trump administration 100 days in. Jones holds a degree from the London School of Economics and is currently developing a television news program aimed at progressive Millennials of color.

Democracy in Crisis is produced by Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media.


City Paper This Week: Travel Issue

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We hosted our regular feature City Paper this WeekCity Paper Interim Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg talks with Steiner Show producer Imani Spence about the Travel Issue!


MFA Screening: MICA Graduate Filmmakers

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I talked with graduate filmmakers at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), about a preview of Filmmaking MFA Screenings, April 28-30, part of the MICA Grad Show 2017.

With: Phallon J. Beckham, 2017 MICA MFA Filmmaking candidate who will launch her podcast network this summer, ColorFilledVoices, providing millennials of color with a platform to discuss life from their perspectives; Michael D. Smigiel, Jr., MICA filmmaking graduate student and cameraman for WBAL TV; Will Bryson, director and producer who produced and directed the film Snack Time, which premiered at the Indie Memphis Film Festival and won the “Best Home-towner” award; and Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander, professor at MICA, where she teaches in Foundation and Film and Video with a focus on Community Engagement.


Youth Rise Workforce Summit: Community Responses

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We had a short conversation about an event happening this Thursday, the Youth Rise Workforce Summit, with Paulo Gregory Harris, Director of The Ingoma Foundation, a project of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., and the architect of the Youth Rise Summit.
The Youth Rise Workforce Summit offers a community response to the underlying cause of the Youth Uprising of 2015. Presented by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and the CONNECT on Thursday, April 27th, the second Anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising, and Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. For information click here

Violence In Baltimore: Moving Forward

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 26, 2017 – Segment 1

For the first time in over 20 years, Baltimore’s murder rate has risen above 100 before the end of the month of April. We hosted a show that took a look at this heartbreaking reality.

With: Bobby Marvin Holmes, founder of Son of a Dream LLC and co-Director of Live Young Blood; community advocate, author, and speaker Kimberly Armstrong, winner of the Spirit of Woman Award; and former Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes, founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science.


Temperature Rising: Climate March Awareness

New Economy Week People's Climate AgendaApril 25, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a preview of a special event taking place Wednesday night at the Motor House: Temperature Rising, a Climate March Awareness Showcase! We heard from artists commissioned by MICA to produce works that would engage participation in the upcoming People’s Climate March, with support from the Town Creek Foundation.

With: Meagan Buster aka Ducky Dynamotouring DJ, curator and creative consultant, former Maryland Team Leader and Forecaster for Foot’s Forecast, and “Social media meteorologist;” teacher, artist, and cultural organizer Valeska Populoh, who has been collaborating with several other artists to support a series of art builds at Black Cherry Puppet Theater in the weeks leading up to the march; Akea Brown; and Torianne Montes- Schiff.


Equity In Art: The Impact of Race and Class

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Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with Sheila Gaskins and Darryl Ratcliff about Toward Equity in the Arts, a conversation in conjunction with the Ted Low Lecture at the Walters Art Museum, held on April 13. Gaskins is a performance artist, playwright, artist, poet, Founder of Art-partheid, and Director of Theater Action Group. Ratcliff is a social practice artist based in Dallas, TX, who co-founded the Michelada Think Tank, a group of socially conscious artists, educators, and activists of color hosting conversations with other people of color and allies who are interested in creative ways of making change happen.


Will Ex-Presidents Check Donald Trump? – Arthur Magida

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We hosted an interview with author ad educator Arthur Magida about his recent article in The Washington Spectator, “Will Ex-Presidents Check Donald Trump?” Magida is writer-in-residence at the University of Baltimore and author of several books, including The Nazi Séance, The Rabbi and the Hit Man, and Prophet of Rage, the only biography of Minister Louis Farrakhan.


Local News Roundtable: Baltimore County Schooling and Dr. Dallas Dance

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We hosted a Local News Roundtable, with topics that include the resignation last week of Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and much more.

With: Cheryl Bost, Vice President of Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and former President of Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO); Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


National News Roundtable: The French Election, and Establishment Politics

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We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the French Election, Establishment Politics in America, and methods of progress for the future.

With: Dr. Baruti Kopano, Chair of the Department of Multiplatform Production at Morgan State University’s School for Global Journalism and Communication; Dr. Jared Ball, and Associate Professor of Media Studies at Morgan State University and Host/Producer at The Real News Network and @imixwhatilike. 


Tengella’s Take: Race and Crime

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We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Dr. Ira Berlin: Free At Last

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We hosted a conversation I had with Dr. Ira Berlin, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Founder of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project.

Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War features the actual words of those who lived through America’s Civil War: White and Black, Union soldiers and officers, Confederate soldiers and officers, civilians and mothers. People searching for their families, telling why they hated slavery and others telling why they thought slavery was the right of Southerners to hold.

Free At Last: Slavery, Freedom, and America’s Civil War

Free At Last (Credit: Amazon)April 21, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a very special theatrical presentation. We reached back to 1995, when I produced a dramatic reading of Free At Last, the stories and thoughts of those who lived through and fought in America’s Civil War. The play’s script was drawn from a book by the same title, co-edited by historian Dr. Ira Berlin and  Barbara J. Fields. The play was directed by Donald Hicken, who was then the head of the Theatre Program at Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA). The play’s narrator was dancer, actor and educator Maria Broom, and the actors – all faculty members at BSA – were Denise DiggsBill Grimmette and Tony Tsendeas.

Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War features the actual words of those who lived through America’s Civil War: White and Black, Union soldiers and officers, Confederate soldiers and officers, civilians and mothers. People searching for their families, telling why they hated slavery and others telling why they thought slavery was the right of Southerners to hold.

Soundbites: The People’s Climate March

Climate March (Credit: 350 Brooklyn)April 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We listened in to a panel that took place Wednesday, April 19, at 2640 Space in Baltimore, “Fired Up & Ready To Go,” leading up to the People’s Climate March on April 29th in Washington, D.C. I talked with a panel of environmental activists including:
  • Maryland Delegate Robbyn Lewis (46th District), a public health professional, sustainability advocate and community leader
  • Tom Horton, filmmaker, environmental journalist, and admiral of the Chesapeake
  • Destiny Watford, recipient of the Goldman Prize which is one of the most prestigious awards for environmental justice, who also works with Free Your Voice and United Workers
  • Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director for the Environmental Integrity Project
  • Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network

Queen of Katwe: The People Behind The Story

Queen of Katwe (Credit: Wired)April 20, 2017 – Segment 1

I had a moving interview with two individuals who are the actual people behind the inspirational story depicted in the book and movie “Queen of Katwe.” I talked with Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende, who inspired this story of a young chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda and her visionary coach. They will be joined by Jackie Copeland, Interim Director of Education at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore.

Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende will be appearing for a book signing and discussion at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Friday, April 21 at 6:30pm. For tickets and more information click here.

City Paper This Week: Weed Issue

City Paper This Week (Credit: City Paper)April 19, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted the latest edition of City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery interviews Baynard Woods, Editor at Large for City Paper, about this week’s issue, the Weed Issue.


Remembering Woody Curry: Dear Friend and Community Member

Woody Curry (Credit: Old Steiner Show Page)April 19, 2017 – Segment 2

We had a special commemoration of an individual who was a dear friend of the Steiner Show, as well as an important member of the Baltimore community, Woody Curry, who died early Easter morning. We listen to a 2013 archive of Woody talking about addiction, the brain, and more. Woody was a Viet Nam veteran and former Clinical Director at The Baltimore Station. He developed one of the most unique and successful programs to address addiction in the country. Woody’s story was featured in our Shared Weight documentary about veterans of the Viet Nam War.


Reflection: Two Years Since the Killing of Freddie Gray

Baltimore Uprising (Credit: Salon Magazine)April 19, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a reflection on the past two years since the killing of Freddie Gray.

With: Ralikh Hayes, organizer with Bmore Bloc; and Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder, Son of a Dream LLC, and co-Director of Live Young Blood.


The Tubman House: Commemorating the Uprising

Tubman House (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 18, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation on the Tubman House in West Baltimore. With: Dominique Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther; and Ausar-Mesh Amen, Farm Manager at the Tubman House Farm.

There will be an event on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 4pm at the Tubman House, 1618 Presbury Street in Baltimore: Spirit of Rebellion, commemorating and memorializing Freddie Gray and all victims of police violence, celebrating the community, and commemorating the uprising. 

State of the DOJ Consent Decree in Baltimore

Baltimore PoliceApril 18, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a conversation on the state of the DOJ Consent Decree in Baltimore.

With: Tara Huffman, Director of OSI-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program; Dr. Kenneth O. Morgan, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Urban Studies Program and the Department of Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences at Coppin State University; and Brittany Oliver, writer, advocate, photojournalist and Police Accountability Coordinator and Communications Associate at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland.


Dr. Thabit Abdullah: Discussion and Updates on Syria

Syrian refugee crisisApril 17, 2017 – Segment 3

I hosted a discussion and update on Syria, with Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto.


National News Roundtable: North Korea, Syria, and the Trump Administration

North Korea (Credit: NBC News)April 17, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the issues surrounding Syria and North Korea, as well as numerous other issues.

With: Writer and on-air analyst Imara Jones, Nation Institute fellow and contributor to The Nation and Rolling Stone Josua Holland, and Former Executive Director of The Maryland Democratic Party Quincey Gamble.


James Forman Jr: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Locking Up Our Own (Credit: Amazon)April 17, 2017 – Segment 1

I hosted a discussion with James Forman, Jr., about this important new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. Forman is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School, former clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and co-founder of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School.

James Forman, Jr. will be speaking at the University of Baltimore’s School of Law as part of OSI-Baltimore’s Talking About Race series Monday night at 7:00. For more information and tickets, click here

World Of The Play: Los Otros and Othering

Los Otros (Credit: Everyman Theater Page)April 14, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted the latest installment of World of the Play: Los Otros, a panel discussion that took place last Saturday at Everyman Theatre. Dr. Kimberly Moffitt hosted this fascinating discussion on the topic of “Othering and Belonging,” springing from the themes of the play Los Otros. Dr. Moffitt is Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

The panelists for World of the Play were: Katie Miller, 2016 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow whose fellowship addresses issues of food access and food justice within the Latino community in collaboration with CASA, an immigrant advocacy organization; Edgar Reyes, multimedia artist based in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area whose work is a reflection of his personal experience as an undocumented youth in the United States; and Scott Patterson, pianist, composer, and co-founder and Artistic Director of Afro House, a music-driven performance art house based in Baltimore.

Tengella’s Take: State Execution In Arkansas

tengellaApril 14, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Soundbites: The Peoples Climate March & Renewable Energy In Maryland

climateApril 13, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We continued our countdown to the Peoples Climate March, taking place in DC on April 29. We talked about what renewable energy means for the country under Trump as well as for Maryland, specifically. Can Maryland become a hub for renewable energy and can the nation continue to progress towards renewable energy under Donald Trump?

We talked with: Daphne Wysham, Director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Center for Sustainable Economy; and Janet Redman, US Policy Director with Oil Change International and Associate Fellow with the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.
We also talked with Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. Most recently, Dr, Makhijani wrote Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, the first analysis of a transition to a U.S. economy based completely on renewable energy without any use of fossil fuels or nuclear power.

Richard Chamberlain: Iconic Star of Stage and Screen

Richard Chamberlain (Credit: IMDB)April 13, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show. If you’re of a certain age, you likely will remember Dr. Kildare in the 1960s. Or the miniseries Shogun (1980) and Thorn Birds (1983). And even if you’re too young to remember, you will enjoy my 2004 interview with the iconic star of stage and screen, Richard Chamberlain, who was in town playing the lead role in the Hippodrome’s production of Scrooge. Chamberlain also talked to us about his autobiography, Shattered Love, published in 2003, in which this actor who had played countless heartthrobs openly discussed for the first time his life as a gay man.


City Paper This Week: Taxes Issue

City Paper Tax Issue (Credit: City Paper)April 12, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our weekly look at the City Paper. This week producer Imani Spence spoke with Baynard Woods about tax resistance and some interesting facts about the Hutzler building.


The Smothers Brothers: Comedy and Music In A Changing World

Smothers Brothers (Credit: NPR)April 12, 2017 – Segment 2

We brought  a conversation from our archives about the Smothers Brothers. Marc spoke with the Smothers Brothers in 2000 about working together, what comedy means to them and how to continue making music in a changing world.


Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman: Neuro-Education and Arts In Education

April 12, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted an archive from 2014 where I spoke with Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman who are pioneers in the field of neuro-education. In lay terms, that means applying what we know about the brain to help teachers be more effective.  One important area of their research is arts integration – using the arts to teach traditional academic disciplines. We spoke about whether putting more arts in the classroom helps kids learn.


Ethelbert Miller: Art As Resistance

Ethelbert Miller (Credit: His Website)April 10, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted an archive segment with my dear friend Ethelbert Miller. I spoke with Ethelbert after the election about art during the Trump administration. He talks about how art works in resistance and how his role as a writer is important during this next adminstration.


Bell Foundry: Voices From Residents

Bell Foundry (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 11, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a segment from our archives. Recently it was announced that the Bell Foundry, an artist collective and office space, is up for sale after Baltimore City condemned the building in December. We aired our segment speaking to some of the former tenants about the importance of the space and what happens next.

With: Amy Reid, 1/3 of the GRL PWR collective, 1/2 of the band Chiffon, solo performer, DJ and producer from Baltimore; Person Abide, a collective member of the Bell Foundry who believes that Black women and children are the bottom line of the housing crisis in Baltimore; and Nihar Bhatt, a DJ with San Francisco’s Surface Tension collective.


Philosopher’s Roundtable: Guns In Our Society

Guns in the civil rights movementApril 11, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted an archive from 2015. In light of the San Bernadino school shooting, have a philosopher’s roundtable on guns in our society. We look at the debate taking place now around gun control, calls for self defense in light of the shooting in Charleston, and the role of guns in the civil rights movement.

With: Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art and author of Do Guns Make us Free: Democracy and the Armed Society; Charlie Cobb, author ofThis Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible; and Dante Barry, Executive Director of the Million Hoodies March for Justice.


Syria: The Fall Of Aleppo

SyriaApril 10, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a re-broadcast a conversation on Syria from December. We hope that this conversation will serve as a great primer for anyone who is unfamiliar with the situation. With Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies in DC, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace; and Dr. Shon Meckfessel, member of the English Faculty at Highline College and author of Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.


National Roundtable: Syria and Investigations Into Trump Administration

Syria Airstrike (Credit: The Washington Post)April 10, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National Roundtable speaking about Syria, the investigation into the Trump administration and much more. Our guest host for the first half of the show is Baynard Woods. Baynard has been on the show many times before and he is my co-host of the Democracy In Crisispodcast as well as the writer of the syndicated column of the same name. Woods is also Editor-At-Large at the City Paper. Our guests for the roundtable are: Kate Gould, Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation; Michelle Goldberg, author and columnist at Slate.com and Mark Thompson, professor of English at Johns Hopkins where he uses political theory to inform his work.


Bill Moyers: Journalist and Political Commentator

Bill Moyers (Credit: Washington Post)April 7, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a Steiner Show archive, my 1996 conversation with journalist and political commentator Bill Moyers about his book and PBS serieson Genesis, as well as on Baltimore’s Genesis Project (based on the book), which brought Muslims, Jews, and Christians – Black and White — together in conversation about the stories contained in the first book of the Jewish and Christian Bible.


Patti LaBelle: Singer, Author, and Actress

Patti LaBelle (Credit: American Program Bureau)April 7, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a very special Steiner Show archive: my 1996 interview with the legendary Patti LaBelle! LaBelle is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her array of hits that include “If Only You Knew,” “On My Own,” “New Attitude” and “Stir It Up.”

Tengella’s Take: Violence and Mental Illness

tengellaApril 7, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Sound Bites: Climate Change and The Future

climate changeApril 6, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted the latest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We examined the historical context of the climate change debate. The discussion springs from a 2014 article by Charles Mann in the Atlantic Monthly: “How to Talk about Climate Change so People Will Listen.”

Our guests are: Dr. Paul Sabin, associate professor in the Department of History at Yale University, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Yale’s undergraduate Environmental Studies major, and author of The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future; and Dr. Dale Jamieson, professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative at New York University, and author of Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed – and What It Means For Our Future.

We then hosted a diverse panel of guests who considered the reality of climate change and how we can effectively talk about it.
Our guests for the panel are: Dr. Patrick Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University and author of A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of EnvironmentalismJacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program; Daphne Wysham, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) where she directs the Genuine Progress Project; and Maryam Adrangi, campaigner with the Council of Canadians and organizer of Rising Tide: Vancouver Coast Salish Territories.

Robert Chew: Proposition Joe from The Wire

The Wire Proposition Joe (Credit: Wikipedia)April 6, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a rebroadcast of a special archive edition of the show where we remember the life of Robert Chew, the Baltimore native who portrayed the east Baltimore drug lord Proposition Joe on the hit HBO series The Wire and who died in 2013. Prop Joe, as he came to be known, was an iconic figure that represented a time in Baltimore when the drug trade was less violent and bloody, when word was bond, and “The Game” was something very different than what it is today.


Attica: The Prison Uprising of 1971

Blood In The Water (Credit: Amazon)April 6, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a re-broadcast of my interview with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson about her fascinating book Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and its Legacy. Dr. Thompson is Professor of History in the Department of Afro-American and African Studies, Residential College, and Department of History at the University of Michigan.
Thursday night, April 6, at 7:30 the 2640docs series returns with a screening of the 1974 film Attica by Cinda Firestone. It’s an intense and controversial film that has largely remained unseen and unavailable. The screening of Attica is free and open to the public, at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street in Baltimore.

 


City Paper This Week: Camden Yards

City Paper Camden Yards (Credit: City Paper)April 5, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week, featuring the Camden Yards issue.

DOJ Roundtable: Consent Decree Reviews

Jeff Sessions (Credit: Right Wing Watch)April 5, 2017 – Segment 2

Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

We hosted a DOJ Roundtable, focused on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ order of a review of federal agreements and consent decrees across the country.

With: Monique Dixon, Deputy Director of Policy for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Ray Kelly, Director of Community Relations at the No Boundaries Coalition; Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; and Darlene Cain of Mothers on the Move, whose son was killed by Baltimore City police.


City Council Roundtable: $15 An Hour & The Baltimore Consent Decree

Baltimore City Council (Credit: JHU)April 5, 2017 – Segment 1

Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America. 
We hosted a Baltimore City Council Roundtable where issues such as the $15 hour Minimum Wage bill and the BPD Consent Decree were discussed. With: Shannon Sneed (District 13); Robert Stokes (District 12); and Mary Pat Clarke (District 14).

Taylor Branch and Tavis Smiley on Beyond Vietnam

April 4, 2017 – Segment 3

Now, we will hear a reflection on The Riverside Church Speech from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Taylor Branch, who wrote the landmark narrative history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years.
We close the show with another reflection on the speech and Dr. King, with talk show host, author, political commentator, entrepreneur, and advocate Tavis Smiley. Smiley is host of the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS and author of a number of books, including Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.

Remembering the “Beyond Vietnam” Speech

April 4, 2017 – Segment 2 

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, also known as The Riverside Church Speech, which Dr. King delivered exactly one year to the date before he was assassinated.  We begin with selections from this powerful speech.


#BlackWomenAtWork

April 4, 2017 – Segment 1 

Our guest host is Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland. The topic will be #BlackWomenAtWork. With: human resources manager and consultant Francine Howell; and Brittany Oliver, writer, photojournalist and non-profit leader whose public interest work takes place at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland, where she organizes on a variety of civil rights issues and assists with all aspects of advocacy and communications.

Just Words: Baltimore Community Activists

BaltimoreApril 3, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted a rebroadcast of a special segment of our Just Words series. Marc spoke with community activists about the tremendous gulf that exists between their perception of the world and how they are seen by outsiders.


The Underground Railroad: National Book Award-Winning Author Colson Whitehead

Underground Railroad (Credit: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)April 3, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a rebroadcast of a show from last September, my interview with author Colson Whitehead about his National Book Award-winning book The Underground Railroad.

Whitehead has written a number of novels and two books of non-fiction. In 2002, he received a MacArthur Fellowship. The Underground Railroad was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, and was also chosen by President Barack Obama as one of five books on his summer vacation reading list.


Bail Reform: The Fight In The Maryland Legislature

Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)April 3, 2017 – Segment 2

Our guest host is Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

We had an update on the status of bail reform before the Maryland Legislature, with Caryn York, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships for the Job Opportunities Task Force.


National News Roundtable: Planned Parenthood & Mike Flynn

Planned Parenthood (Credit: EndTimeHeadlines)April 3, 2017 – Segment 1

Our guest host is Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.
 
Dr. Moffitt hosted a National News Roundtable, including topics such as the defunding Planned Parenthood and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s offer to testify before Congress in exchange for immunity.
With: Bill Fletcher Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about UnionsCharles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA; and Dana Peterson Moore, community activist, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former Chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association.

Interview With Joyce Scott: 2016 MacArthur Fellow

March 31, 2017  – Segment 4

We hosted a rebroadcast of a very special interview with one of Baltimore’s treasures, visual and performing artist and MacArthur Award-winner Joyce Scott.

 


Democracy in Crisis: Healthcare and Russia

democracyincrisislogoMarch 31, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis. Baynard Woods and I talked with writer and analyst Imara Jones about what’s next for healthcare and investigations into Russian involvement in the presidential election. Imara Jones holds a degree from the London School of Economics and is currently developing a television news program aimed at progressive millennials of color. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Mark Gunnery for the Center for Emerging Media.


Tengella’s Take: Racism and Trump

tengellaMarch 31, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted our newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.

Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Marc Steiner: Listening Back to 24 Years on the Air

marcsteinerMarch 31, 2017 – Segment 1

The Marc Steiner Show celebrates 24 years on the air this month, and we’re taking a very special listen back. Radio personality Aaron Henkin, host of Out of the Blocks on WYPR and former Steiner Show producer, sits in as host to interview Marc Steiner about his life and his time on the radio. We hear clips from some of the best shows of the past two and a half decades, including interviews with Eartha Kitt, Bill Moyers, Krista Tippett, Studs Terkel, John Waters, David Simon, and Ray Bradbury, as well as selections from our series Voices from the Holy Land and Shared Weight, featuring Tala Rahmeh and Wayne Karlin.


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